Introduced at the 2012 SHOT Show, the Mosberg 464 SPX is a tactical, lever action rifle chambered in .30-30. Â This lever gun is black (of course) and comes standard with a tri-rail and AR-style, adjustable buttstock. Â Yes, it can be had with a flash hider.
(Ed. Note: You can read my Mossberg 464 SPX Review for additional information on this gun.)
Mossberg is also introducing a .22 LR version of the 464 tactical lever gun. Â This model can be purchased with a muzzle break to help tame the wild recoiling rimfire.
Michael Bane mentioned the tactical .30-30 on his podcast a week or two ago. Â I thought it could be very cool or a train wreck. Â I’ll let you decide for yourself. Â MSRP starts at $497 and goes up from there.
I’m a big fan of the lever action rifle as a home defense gun. Â The .30-30 cartridge is more than adequate to stop a determined home invader. Â Plus, in the aftermath, it is much harder for an attorney representing the “poor victim” to show you were a bloodthirsty killer by pointing to a walnut stocked lever action your daddy gave you. Â I just don’t know if the 464 SPX is quite what I am thinking for self defense, but what the heck. Â Different strokes for different folks. Â If you like it, buy one and don’t worry about what anyone else might think.
Mossberg continues to sell the 464 SPX rifles. It would seem that they are a better seller than some people gave it credit for.
The MSRP has increased to $552 from the original $497. I suppose that is to be expected.
One thing Mossberg did do was the company added a zombie version of the rifle. The 464 ZMB is much the same gun, but with a splash of green for good measure. I do not have a photo of it to post. However, when I get one, I will add it to this page. The zombie version of the rifle has a suggested list price of $581.